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Old 02-18-2011, 02:47 PM
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Default Re: 2000 3.0L Heater core

What electrical connections did you have to disconnect
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: 2000 3.0L Heater core

Hey man, You seem very knowledgeable about this stuff, so I was wondering; how exactly do I re install the steering wheel? I am almost done with the heater core project and I just need to get that back in... will I need the puller?
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Old 02-27-2011, 05:33 AM
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you do not need a puller. you can remove the entire steering column/wheel without taking the wheel off. there are 4 nuts under the dash, and then one bolt that runs through the shaft right at the fire wall. whatever you do, DO NOT turn the wheel while the steering column is disconnected. this will almost positively result in a broken clock spring.


if you have removed the wheel already, it is splined and will only go on one way. once you slide it down what you can, just put the bolt back in.
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:34 PM
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Default Re: 2000 3.0L Heater core

I have a 02 ranger and am in the middle of the heater core nightmare, everything is out but the bolt above the transmission i am having a hard time locating it. Any help or pictures would be great. thanks in advance.
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:06 PM
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Just an update: I managed to get the old core out and the new core in. Turns out you dont actually have to pull the steering wheel out to get the dash away from the firewall and plenum. I just took the bolts off the entire steering column and dropped it (wheel and all) down a bit. Then I was able, with a little wiggling and holding my mouth the right way, to get the dash far enough back.

In all honesty, if I have this problem again in the future, I will pay a shop to do this for me.
But if anyone has any questions about this, then I will be happy to help as all this is still fresh on my mind.
cspeir7546. How did you disable the passenger air bag. I am going to replace my heater core and am interested
on how you did that.
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:42 PM
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Default Re: 2000 3.0L Heater core

I am getting ready to replace my heater core. How do I drop the steering column. Any help would be appriciated. I have a good idea on how to drop the dash form videos posted on youtube but not sure on the steering column.

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Old 01-29-2013, 03:36 AM
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Default Re: 2000 3.0L Heater core

about three posts up from yours....

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I am getting ready to replace my heater core. How do I drop the steering column. Any help would be appriciated. I have a good idea on how to drop the dash form videos posted on youtube but not sure on the steering column.

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you do not need a puller. you can remove the entire steering column/wheel without taking the wheel off. there are 4 nuts under the dash, and then one bolt that runs through the shaft right at the fire wall. whatever you do, DO NOT turn the wheel while the steering column is disconnected. this will almost positively result in a broken clock spring.


if you have removed the wheel already, it is splined and will only go on one way. once you slide it down what you can, just put the bolt back in.
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